Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by youngblood:
2.68/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a regular imperial pint glass. About a finger of head, lots of carbonation bubbles, looks rather watery.
Smells decent, some roasted toffee and obviously espresso. None of them are very deep though.
The taste is really nothing more than a watered down version of the smell. Not impresssed.
The mouthfeel is ok, if a little slick.
Has good drinkability as nothing is offending.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2009 19:40:56 | More by youngblood
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3/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Opaque dark brown to black. You could view an eclipse through this and your retinas would survive. Medium tan head with a bit of lacing.
Medium roast coffee and vanilla aroma with a hint of earthy malt.
Flavor is mostly vanilla with some coffee and roasted malt. Low hop bitterness and no obvious ethanol.
Light, thin body with medium carbonation.
I really wanted to like this -- porter, coffee, vanilla -- what's not to like? But the overall impression is too thin and watery. Also the vanilla seems somehow artificial. When I tried my first bottle I was underwhelmed so I waited a week and tried another bottle, this time letting it warm some. That helped a bit but I'm still disappointed by the thin body and not enough complexity.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 23:30:54 | More by myelo
3.06/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured a dark black into a standard pint.
This had very little smell...Looking for some vanilla here. Just a hint. Nothing else.
No head whatsover. It looked thin and, after the first sip, mouthfeel coincided with the look of this brew.
The taste...Not much vanilla (slight) or coffee. Mildly bitter in the finish. Pretty weak.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 22:50:33 | More by BeerDazed
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 1,034 ratings.